Who doesnâ€™t like to dazzle with some elegant luxury watches every now and then? Luxury as a concept, is not just about a price tag, it is equally about the type of watch you could invest in, the material that it works with or simply a smart deal that can be worked around. Without compromising on quality and accuracy, you can get watches that truly stand the test of time within 2lakhs.The truth is there are so many premium watchmakers who are creating and selling terrific watches at this price that itâ€™s considered quite a task to select one.
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We bring around you some extraordinary timepieces that are unit bound to suit your vogue and budget.Â If you are on a lookout for a reliable automatic timepiece under 2 lakhs, then this list can help you select one!
Tag Heuer Aquaracer CAY1110.FT6041
High tech and high pressure resistant, this Tag Heuer model is priced around 1.5 lakh and comes in black dial with round steel case and black rubber strap. Specially crafted for professional divers and underwater workers, it can easily withstand rigorous sailing conditions. It is considered a benchmark for the diving world and offers divers a perfect combination of accuracy and utility. The quartz movement and hours, minutes, seconds chronograph and grande date are some of its functions. A sporty and refined design also makes it ideal for everyday use.
Â Rado Captain Cook AutomaticÂ R32105318
Rado Captain Cook is considered an iconic diving watch and a natural choice for explorers. With a classic green dial, stainless steel, high-tech ceramic case material and stainless steel strap, this is one smart and sturdy timepiece for men. Its up-to-date features, vintage details and styling make it a match for modern men, and its design stands out amongst its contemporaries. It delivers a power reserve of a whopping 80 hours approximately. This Rado model comes in a hard wearing leather travel pouch with a choice of additional straps which can be changed easily without the help of tools as it features Radoâ€™s easy clip system. Rado has in fact paid a great deal of attention to the watchâ€™s vintage aesthetics and styling.Â
Longines HydroconquestÂ L3.7126.96.36.199
Another model in this price range and crafted to be accessible luxury, is the Longines Hydroconquest that is highly coveted. It combines elegance and performance efficiency with ease. This timepiece comes with a host of functions and proves a necessary accessory for all divers due to its solid features including a water resistivity of 300 meters. This particular model comes in a round steel case with unidirectional rotating bezel and sapphire crystal glass material with a steel strap.Â It has a double security folding clasp to ensure reliability. Itâ€™s elegant and efficient as well as intricately designed and stylish too.Â
La Grande Classique de LonginesÂ L4.5188.8.131.52
This ladiesâ€™ watch with quartz movement white mother of pearl dial, diamond indexes as hour markers, black hands and stainless steel and red PVD coating strap is a symbol of Longines classic elegance and timeless sophistication. With its very slim profile and wide palette of versions, it stands out and has played a major role in increasing the reputation of the brand. For all those who appreciate true value and the good things, this is one iconic model that has the fascination of timeless style. The buckle with its triple safety folding clasp and push piece opening mechanism adds to its value. Like other watches from the brand, this too is a beautiful and enduring piece.
Â Rado CentrixÂ R30248712
Rado which is known to create visions into realities has come out with yet another marvel. From the house of Rado comes this model with an open heart, skeleton, round shaped steel and rose gold PVD case, ceramic and rose gold PVD strap especially crafted for ladies. The shape and style makes this Rado Centrix quite a desirable piece and more so within this price range. Every Centrix is an exquisite piece offering comfort and grace as well as luxury and sophistication. Crafted to perfection this is one fine piece of Swiss timekeeping. offering a glimpse of the quality Swiss automatic movement inside and a glamorous sprinkling of diamonds on the cut out dial.
Rado CentrixÂ R30555724
Watches which stand the test of time and crafted with high-tech materials; Rado watches are for life. Available in the range of 1.6 lakh, this model comes in a round shape case in steel and rose gold PVD with sapphire crystal glass and brown dial, with rose gold strap. Continually introducing the unexpected, Rado has gone from strength to strength in the field of fine Swiss timekeeping and this is a fine example of its fine creation. The dial features multifunction functionality and a crown for time adjustment. The strap is crafted with care using premium quality material that lends a good finish. Considered one of the most popular women’s analogue watches from the Centrix collection, it suits all tastes and women love wearing it.Â
All of these brilliant watches are masterpieces and donâ€™t exactly cost a fortune. You just need to be sure of what exactly you want and what is available in your budget. Movement, certification, brand name, design, water resistance, buckle and straps all need to be decided before you splurge your hard earned cash on a timepiece which you are going to cherish and invest in.Â